Last December an emergency occurred with my parents and I moved to where I was born and raised in very rural southern Illinois last to help Mom and Dad. My Father had a stroke on Thanksgiving and was in intensive care in a hospital 70 miles from where they lived. My Mom was in frail health herself so I stayed in my Father's hospital then hospice rooms for almost a month until he passed away on December 30th.
My Dad and I had a lot of late night conversations and reconciled after years of tension after I came out to my family. I was an amazing moment to hear my Father say he loved me no matter what. I had the honor of singing his favorite hymns and holding his hand when he took his last breath.
Less than 2 months after Dad passed away, Mom had a stroke and fell and fractured her hip. She has been in and out of the hospital and nursing home since and now resides in a care facility as she needs 24/7 care due to the stroke.
Since I returned I have been Mom & Dad's power of attorney and have taken care of all their health and financial issues including care of their home and property. My sister has graciously agreed to become primary power of attorney to facilitate my moving back home to Phoenix.
The cost of moving here and the personal funds I've spent assisting my parents and their needs have deleted my savings. So I am reaching out to my friends for help in moving back home to Phoenix.
For every $100 donated I will give you 8 hours of my time redeemable in 2 hour increments (up to the full 8 hours at one time if my schedule permits). I will do everything from manual labor to administrative work to pet sitting to business consulting. I have 20+ years experience in senior leadership in the business world and grew up on a farm doing construction, so put me to work!
The money will all go towards the 1700 mile journey of getting myself, my cats Clio and Lena, my Dad's truck that he gave me (21 yrs old and great for around town stuff but not up to a cross country trip!) and my stuff back to Phoenix.
My goal is to leave Illinois by July 15th and be back home in Phoenix by July 18th or 19th.
Please know any amount you can donate will be very gratefully appreciated!
Thank you VERY much. I can't wait to come home.
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